an amendment to the U.S. constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the
Bill of Rights, prohibiting Congress from interfering with freedom of
religion, speech,assembly, or petition.
A straight reading of the First Amendment leads me to believe that the first amendment does NOT say people cannot be held accountable for their words by the media, NBA officials or basic humanity that says one persons ethnicity is not better than any others.
Free speech does mean that one has to deal with the fallout of one's words when others realize how offensive, cruel, hate-filled and racist they are and CALL YOU ON THE CARPET. It's what church circles tend to call accountability. But then again, we humans want to say whatever we want without having to be accountable, don't we.
So tired of this s%!&.